1Co 9:5. Ἀδελφὴν γυναῖκα, a sister, a wife) Expressed in the nominative case this is the proposition implied, this sister is my wife; wherefore the name, sister, does not prevent marriage.-περιάγειν, to lead about) an abbreviated expression for to have and to lead about; for he had no wife. Expense was laid upon the Churches, not from having, but from leading about a wife.-ὡς, as well as) this word also refers to 1Co 9:4.-οἱ λοιποὶ, the others) The article shows that all the others had done so. We may presume the same of John.-καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ τοῦ Κυρίου, and the brethren of the Lord) Act 1:14; Gal 1:19.-καὶ Κηφᾶς, and Cephas) There is a gradation here; comp. 1Co 3:22, note.